Regency Energy Partners (NYSE: RGP) is one of 14 publicly-traded companies in the “Natural Gas Distribution” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Regency Energy Partners to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
66.4% of shares of all “Natural Gas Distribution” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of shares of all “Natural Gas Distribution” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Regency Energy Partners and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Regency Energy Partners||-0.30%||-0.47%||-0.07%|
|Regency Energy Partners Competitors||4.07%||-12.17%||3.84%|
This is a summary of recent ratings for Regency Energy Partners and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Regency Energy Partners||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Regency Energy Partners Competitors||68||230||248||7||2.35|
As a group, “Natural Gas Distribution” companies have a potential upside of 12.33%. Given Regency Energy Partners’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Regency Energy Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Regency Energy Partners and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Regency Energy Partners||N/A||N/A||-41.18|
|Regency Energy Partners Competitors||$2.15 billion||$165.80 million||-35.49|
Regency Energy Partners’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Regency Energy Partners. Regency Energy Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
Regency Energy Partners competitors beat Regency Energy Partners on 7 of the 8 factors compared.
About Regency Energy Partners
Regency Energy Partners LP gathers and processes, compress, treats and transports natural gas; transports, fractionates and stores natural gas liquids (NGLs); gathers, transports and terminals oil received from producers; gathers and disposes salt water, and manages coal and natural resource properties in the United States. The Company has six business segments: Gathering and Processing, Natural Gas Transportation, NGL Services, Contract Services, Natural Resources and Corporate. The Gathering and Processing segment provides wellhead-to-market services to producers of natural gas. The Natural Gas Transportation segment owns a 49.99% general partner interest in RIGS Haynesville Partnership Co. The NGL Services segment owns a 30% membership interest in Lone Star NGL LLC. The Contract Services segment owns and operates a fleet of compressors. The Natural Resources segment manages coal and natural resources properties. The Corporate segment includes its corporate assets.
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